Took Back What They Stole From Me: The Resistance Revival
Summoning the spirit of the Women's March. Photo by Chang Lee/New York Times
Marking six months since The Women's March, its organizers have launched the Resistance Revival Chorus: A Restoration of Force," a series of monthly events featuring protest songs aimed at reviving the spirit of collective joy and resistance on exuberant display at the January March. "Music and protest songs have always been a hallmark of the great civil rights movements," organizers write. "We honor this tradition by uplifting these songs and creating new ones for the new resistance."
Part of ongoing resistance efforts - including national "Our Lives Are On the Line" rallies next week to protect women's health care - the Chorus debuted their first performance Monday night in New York City, and launched the project a couple of days earlier with an electrifying, white-clad flash mob in Times Square. Behind all the efforts, they say, is the need to continue resisting. "Do not forget your anger," writes one. "Do not forget your outrage. Do not forget your sadness. Do not forget your shock. Do not forget how they see us."